Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Space Jam

Urban Investigations

Space Jam

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Open Call for Advocates!

Open Call for Advocates!

Calling all advocates and organizers!

Collaborate with CUP on our next issues of Public Access Design!

We’re looking for community and advocacy organizations that are working to address policy issues that would benefit from a visual explanation, and where the lack of understanding of that issue is leading to social injustice. Together, we’ll collaborate with art and design professionals to break down complex problems into an accessible, culturally appropriate visual tool for your constituents.

Public Access Design (PAD) projects are short, intensive collaborations that result in a visual tool that meets a New York City-based advocate’s organizing needs as they arise. They are concise in scope, cover urgent topics, and take around 4-6 months to create, and our advocate partners will receive 1,000 free printed copies at the end!

We’re looking for groups who work directly with the constituency impacted by the issue and who can directly distribute the completed tool to that audience. Applicants should be interested in engaging in a collaborative design process and, most of all, interested in explaining an aspect of public policy! (We define public policy broadly – past topics include: how to avoid wage theft if you’re a domestic workerhow to get your stuff back after an arrest, and navigating the bail process). We welcome applications addressing issues related to COVID19. 

Applications are due by April 20th, 2020 at 5pm – click here to learn more!

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza